The utility of a bone marrow biopsy in diagnosing the source of fever of unknown origin in patients with AIDS.

@article{Santos2004TheUO,
  title={The utility of a bone marrow biopsy in diagnosing the source of fever of unknown origin in patients with AIDS.},
  author={Edgardo S. Santos and Luis E Raez and Paula Eckardt and Teresa DeCesare and Clarence C. Whitcomb and Gerald E. Byrne},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={1599-603}
}
A bone marrow (BM) aspiration and biopsy is often believed to be a needed diagnostic procedure in the work-up of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO), especially in the setting of AIDS. Is it worthwhile to proceed with this invasive diagnostic method? Clinical information obtained on 104 patients in whom AIDS had been previously diagnosed and who had been admitted with a presumptive diagnosis of FUO was retrospectively analyzed. Seventy-two cases met the inclusion criteria. A BM… CONTINUE READING
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